December 30, 2013
Washington, DC — The following statement was issued December 19th by James T. Callahan, General President of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE). General President Callahan: “I am pleased to announce that the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) will once again be affiliated with North America’s Building Trades Unions. Raising our collective voice and acting with common purpose through this affiliation will benefit not only IUOE members, but all union construction tradesmen and women throughout the U.S. and Canada.
We look forward to working with President Sean McGarvey, BCTD Secretary-Treasurer Brent Booker and the Governing Board of Presidents to create opportunities for construction workers and to provide a reliable and highly skilled workforce for contractors and owners. The construction industry and its workforce endured significant losses in the recent recession, but by working together as North America’s Building Trades Unions, we can achieve a brighter and more prosperous future for our members.”
About The International Union of Operating Engineers
Founded in 1896, the International Union of Operating Engineers today has approximately 400,000 members in 123 local unions throughout the United States and Canada. It is the 10th largest union in the AFL-CIO, and it maintains and operates over 100 state-of-the-art training and apprenticeship programs.